An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically captured here in this well-edited (by Warner Bros.) effort.
January 26, 2012 Subject:
1946 Academy Award
Nominee Best Documentary, Short Subjects.
November 23, 2009 Subject:
Not the full feature
Great film, but this appears to be a clipped version. Full running time is 47 minutes as noted, but this appears to be only 20.
Edit: I take it back. Though listed as 47 minutes at places like IMDB, the other versions I see posted online contain a second feature, "This is Guadalcanal," that fills out the remaining time. Anyone know the scoop?
June 21, 2009 Subject:
This contains actual footage of a piece of WWII. It is a must watch for students of history.
February 28, 2008 Subject:
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